I noticed all of that in my career. Here is an example of another thing a man can do.
* Treat everybody the same.
I trained new programmers. Usually, I gave them a small project to design and build. They did everything, starting with talking with the sponsor to get specs. In one case, I assigned my trainee a section of a larger project, but with the same working paradigm.
Meeting with the dept. head: I explained what we were doing, where we were, etc for about a half-hour. The trainee took notes like mad. That's what her role looked like.
Near the end, the the Head asked a detailed question about a feature of the app. I said, "I don't know. That's her part of the project. She can explain it." and pointed to the trainee. Her look of shock was priceless, but she did a great job, just as I knew she would.